Amritsari Paneer Bhurji


For Amritsari Paneer Bhurji
  • 2 tablespoons gram flour/ besan
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons pav bhaji masala
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • salt to taste
  • 200g paneer
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons onions
  • 2 tablespoons tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1 tablespoon butter
For kulchas
  • 4 Kulchas
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. Dry roast besan in a pan for upto 2 minutes. Once done remove it in a bowl.
  2. To prepare the masala, in a bowl add yoghurt, coriander powder, cumin powder, pav bhaji masala, black pepper powder, kasuri methi, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and chaat masala. Now mix till everything is well combined.
  3. Now add the roasted gram flour and mix well, make sure there are no lumps. Add some water if needed.
  4. To prepare the Amritsari Paneer Bhurji in a pan heat oil and butter.
  5. Now add finely chopped ginger and roast for a minute.
  6. Further add sliced onions and sauté them for 3-4 minutes or until light golden brown in colour.
  7. Now add finely chopped green chillies, sliced tomatoes and salt.
  8. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  9. Now add the spices and yoghurt masala we prepared earlier along with some water. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  10. Add crushed paneer and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  11. Now add milk and let it simmer on medium heat for another 3-4 minutes.
  12. Lastly add few sliced onions, tomatoes, fresh coriander, garam masala, kasuri methi and butter. Mix well and serve hot with the kulchas.
  13. To heat the kulchas, add butter on a tawa and heat the kulchas for 2 minutes from each sides.

Recipe Notes

  • Do not add extra gram flour, else the paneer bhurji it will become very thick.
  • Always add sliced vegetables for this Amritsari paneer bhurji recipe. As it gives a nice street style taste.
  • If you want to skip milk then you can replace it with water. But in authentic Amritsari paneer bhurji recipe, milk is added.
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